2061 Connections
An electronic newsletter for the science education community

May/June 2008

In this issue

I. Interactive Atlas Maps Debut Online
Explore the next generation of Project 2061's conceptual strand maps. A prototype tool based on maps from Atlas of Science Literacy is now available on the Web. Read the full story.

II. Assessment Team Shares Latest Findings
Project 2061's assessment experts are busy testing high-quality science assessment items with middle school students across the country. They presented their latest findings at this year's NSTA and NARST annual conferences. Read more.

III. K-12 Science Educators: Sign Up Now for Atlas Workshops
Join Project 2061 for a professional development experience that can change the way you think about science teaching and learning. Upcoming “Using Atlas of Science Literacy” workshops are scheduled for Columbus, OH; Winston-Salem, NC; Birmingham, AL; Washington, DC; and San Francisco, CA. This three-day workshop gives participants a new perspective on standards-based reform and a new tool for improving curricula, instruction, and assessment. Find workshop details, registration deadlines, and scholarship opportunities at our workshop information page.

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